Thank you for attending last week’s One IT event in the Morrison Library. We were thrilled to see more than 250 IT professionals and leaders brave the rain, come together, connect, and learn about the inspiring resources available at the library, including a few that are a joint effort made possible with campus IT partners.
During the event, attendees participated in a scavenger hunt which encouraged them to stop at the following demo stations:
- 3D printing and scanning: A very popular stop, this partnership between the University Library, Student Affairs IT, and Educational Technology Services, offers 3D printing to the campus community.
- Digital Project Studios: Digitization of library materials with over 100,000 archived images.
- Laptop Lending Program: Available to currently enrolled students, this program loans laptops for 4-hour or 1-day use.
- Library Computer Infrastructure Services: A variety of services including Wi-Fi mobile printing, public access to workstations, free scanning, virtual classrooms, and mobile device lending.
- Library Web Apps/Information Systems: This hidden gem of a room included fun facts about the library IT systems they support, including the library catalog (OskiCat), Millennium, Lib Guides, Library Proxy service and more. For example, the Proxy service handled over 340 million requests in 2015, and the number of digital files created and on Library servers? As of July 1, 2015, there are 6,855,704.
- Moffitt Renovation: Renovation of the 4th and 5th floors to accommodate changing work and research habits on campus. The refurbished floors will include services and technologies new to the University Library including iPads showing availability of study rooms, presentation practice rooms, and a wide range of loanable technology.
- Research Data Management: The Library and Research IT collaborate to lead this campus-wide effort to help researchers navigate the increasingly complex landscape of data planning, storage and sharing. The RDM Guide can be used to learn about best practices and RDM consultants are available to provide customized assistance to researchers.
- UC Open Access Policy: A new Academic Senate policy which ensures that research articles authored by UC faculty are made available free of cost to the general public and researchers worldwide.
Following the scavenger hunt, attendees gathered for conversation, networking, drinks, appetizers, and a welcome from AVC for IT and CIO, Larry Conrad, followed by comments from Erik Mitchell, Associate University Librarian and Associate CIO. Ten lucky scavenger hunt participants were awarded Starbucks gift cards, half of whom were from SAIT - way to represent! Be sure to bring your colleagues to the next One IT event this spring, details to come. View photos from the event.
For more information on the services and resources available at Morrison or other library locations on campus, please visit the Library website.
See you at the next gathering!